Cyber Attacks

Yahoo! hasn't had the best year: failing to disclose that hundreds of millions of accounts were leaked years ago just as your organization experiences another hack isn't the most ideal situation. Between the countless hacks and data leaks, it seems that the security team at the online media giant is always one step...

Want to make a quick buck and don't mind breaking a few laws in the process? You're in luck - find the right people on the Dark Web and get ready to have botnet DDoS attack source code that can take down servers with a click of a mouse. But, when we...

Ransomware is a great tool for hackers who want to generate quick cash - by creating an infected link, file, or website, an attacker can hold a user's computer hostage until a ransom is paid. Obviously this tactic fails if your data is properly backed up, but many don't utilize this option...

In one of the largest international busts of its kind, a cyber criminal infrastructure responsible for a debilitating attack called "Avalanche" is finally no more. With international support, the take-down was the result of a four-year effort with a victim count spread throughout 180 countries worldwide. Avalanche has been in use since 2009, muddying the...

A new type of malware is taking aim at tens of thousands of Android devices. According to various reports, hackers are targeting Google accounts linked to Android devices at an average daily rate of 13,000 smartphones. Considered to be the largest Google account breach to date, Gooligan - the malware in...

Just in time for the height of the holiday season - another phishing scam set to lure unsuspecting shoppers using one of the world's largest online retailers. With a 336% increase in malicious phishing links around Thanksgiving and the holidays, hackers are hard at work to take advantage of the online shopping...

Healthcare fraud is a booming business, especially considering over 80% of healthcare providers have been the unlucky victims of a cyber attack within the last year. KPMG's "Healthcare and Cyber Security: Increasing Threats Require Increased Capabilities" sheds some light on the healthcare industry's current cyber security actions, or lack thereof, and how they...

The government is continuing an initiative aimed at learning more about cyber security strengths and weaknesses through an invitation-only "Hack the Army" event aimed at strengthening its online presence. As it originally began with the Pentagon hosting its own competition, government personnel have realized the value of white-hat hackers shining a light on otherwise overlooked vulnerabilities or...

Here's one for the Android users - a new vulnerability has been found that could affect about 1.4 Billion of total Android users worldwide, amounting to nearly 80% of all Android devices. The bug was found starting in Linux version 3.6, so it makes sense that so many devices were...